New York Screenings

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Chagall-Malevich screenings at the Cinema Village in New York starts on 6/21/2015.

Inspired by the memoirs of Marc Chagall and those of his contemporaries, CHAGALL-MEALEVICH blends fact and folklore to evoke the return of the iconic Jewish artist to his childhood home of Vitebsk.

Having left behind immense success in Paris, Chagall returns to the Russian empire in 1917. In hopes to marry the love of his life Bella Rosenfeld, he produces copious paintings and establishes the Academy of Modern Art. A rivalry develops with abstract painter Kazimir Malevich invited to teach at the art school. As Bella rekindles a childhood friendship with military Red Commissar Naum, Chagall competes for the affections of his muse and future wife. As the October Revolution sweeps across Russia, historical events intrude on personal struggles and upend the quiet provincial life in Vitebsk.

Brimming with surrealistic imagery from the paintings of Chagall and Malevich (over 140 paintings were used in the film), this sumptuous melodrama marks veteran Russian filmmaker Alexander Mitta’s return after a decade-long hiatus.


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